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Paiste 2002 Ride Cymbal  

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A versatile ride with a penetrating ping and a warm, lively overall sound. Strong bell, wide frequency range, Works well for light to medium volume situations. Extremely classic rock ride sound.
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A versatile ride with a penetrating ping and a warm, lively overall sound. Strong bell, wide frequency range, Works well for light to medium volume situations. Extremely classic rock ride sound.

Made with CuSn8 bronze for a bright, warm, and energetic tone. Great for live and studio gigs requiring high energy and the utmost in precision and musicality. Heavier models have been added to round out the original classic series by providing increased volume.

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Paiste2002 Ride Cymbal
 
4.9

(based on 45 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (40)

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    (5)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Bright sound (5)
  • Responsive feel (4)

Cons

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Best Uses

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

maybe my current favorite

By black dragon

from saratoga springs, ny

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Bright Sound
  • pronounced sizzle

Cons

    Best Uses

    • any

    Comments about Paiste 2002 Ride Cymbal:

    I own the 20 inch and although all my other cymbals are Zildjians, I consider this my foundation. It is simply the best all-around ride cymbal I have ever owned. it doesn't matter what you ask of it musically - jazz, rock, funk, fusion, metal, r&b - it's classic shimmer, defined sticking, tonal balance, projection and multiple playing zones, (I count 5,) make this cymbal a dream to play. It also crashes pretty decently though I don't generally unleash it in any brutal way. For any drummer building a cymbal ensemble, this baby would be a great place to start.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Beautiful, luscious tone. Very versatile

    By Matt Slodowy

    from Anchorage, AK

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Bright Sound
    • Clear
    • Responsive Feel
    • Rich Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Funk
      • Fusion
      • Jazz
      • Rock

      Comments about Paiste 2002 Ride Cymbal:

      I picked up a 2002 in 24" size. I couldn't be happier with this cymbal. Band mates even gave me compliments on the sound, which I'd describe as a clear, cutting ping (I use wood tip), almost glassy, with a mellow undertone of a rich, warm, complex wash. The bell cuts beautifully when struck with the shoulder of the stick, without being too loud (a problem with many other rides). The ride is too large really to crash much, but I occasionally hit the edge for a luxurious gong-ish wash. The cool thing is, that wash persists even while you're keeping time on the surface, but it's controlled. One concern I had was this ride would be too loud, given its size. But its size actually works to control and buffer the volume, and this cymbal is perfectly at home in moderate-volume rock settings. Not as complex a tone as a true jazz ride, and not as dynamic, but it's a workhorse that can be used throughout styles and has just enough sizzle for jazz-ish funk or rock. Interestingly, the ride produces exactly the same ping no matter where on the surfce you hit it - that consistency, while it forfeits a bit of complexity, makes this ride easy to play. Make sure to budget for a 24" cymbal case or bag - you'll want to protect this fine instrument.

       
      5.0

      AWESOME RIDE

      By Raul Liendo

      from Harlingen, TX

      Comments about Paiste 2002 Ride Cymbal:

      I treated myself to a 24" Ride. I was lucky enough to find one used so I didn't have to spend THAT much. The cymbal is a beast and I look forward to every opportunity I have to take it for a spin. The bell has a nice tone to it and the wash is very smooth considering the size of the cymbal. You can not go wrong with this line of cymbals made by Paiste!

       
      5.0

      The Best For Me

      By Capulet

      from San Ramon, CA

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Bright Sound
      • Responsive Feel

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Accompaniment
        • Jazz Clubs
        • Small Venues
        • Symphonies

        Comments about Paiste 2002 Ride Cymbal:

        I bought 7 ride cymbals this month trying to find something better and I cant. The 22" is the only Ride I've bought twice. After 20 years, it started to have a bit of green tarnish so I gave it to my grandaughter and bought a new one. The 24 is louder for sure. I like the 22" better than the 20" . You can pay more but you wont get more.

         
        5.0

        22 inch 2002 ride

        By Zagaro

        from Ca

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Bright
        • Bright Sound
        • Full Crash
        • Piercing Bell
        • Responsive Feel
        • Sustained Crash

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Soundtracks

          Comments about Paiste 2002 Ride Cymbal:

          A beautiful responsive and bright cymbal. I got this at a local drum shop knowing that I wanted a bright ride wit a piercing bell, and this has it all. Also the cymbal has a great loud full crash sound for a fantastic end to epic drums fills etc. in my opinion of you have the money and are looking for a responsive , bright, and beautiful hand crafted cymbal this is a defiant try!

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Sizzly Ride Loaded with Tone

          By steverok67

          from FL

          About Me Experienced

          Comments about Paiste 2002 Ride Cymbal:

          This cymbal takes alot of thought to describe. This is not really the sort of ride I would seek out or choose as my main baby. I already own a 2002 22" Power Ride, but got a good deal on this 20" Ride, and was wanting another Paiste, but not as big and bold, and a little more sporty in size. There is a brightness to this cymbal that can almost be described as a sizzle, which could easily be off-putting, but once you learn how to work it, it becomes an appealing characteristic. The bell can be extremely sharp unless you hit the sweet spot, but the sweet spot is quite sweet. The ping is less pronounced and more washy than the Power Ride, making it a candidate for some jazz playing, I think. I believe the crash sound is terrific, and a really strong feature of the cymbal. It's a light, airy, and shimmery crash sound, that you can get by hitting different parts of the cymbal with the shoulder of the stick while riding. I think it sounds best with lighter wood-tipped sticked such as Vic Firth HD4. I generally prefer a ride with a stronger stick attack, but the overall features of this cymbal make it fun to play, with lots of character. I first tried this in a store, and was not expecting to like it, but the more I played it, the more I really began to understand its appeal. If you like a brighter, somewhat washy ride sound, with a good bell and shimmery crash, go for this one.

           
          5.0

          Great Big Ride

          By FUSION DRUMMER

          from Oklahoma

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Bright Sound
          • Explosive Attack
          • Full Crash
          • Responsive Feel

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Accompaniment
            • Jazz Clubs
            • Soundtracks
            • Symphonies

            Comments about Paiste 2002 Ride Cymbal:

            This is my favorite ride cymbal. It is bold, bright and clear with a beautiful high resonance.

             
            5.0

            Amazing, one of the best there is!

            By yianni tranxidis

            from boston

            Comments about Paiste 2002 Ride Cymbal:

            I have the 20" Ride after selling a AAX 21" raw bell ride, needing a new one. Paiste knows how to make cymbals! Amazing bell, cuts through ANYTHING despite its small size. The bow is very clean, crisp, and won't over-ring and ruin the sound. A perfect balance, and gives just enough to rock hard, or even play lightly Perfect for all styles of music. This ride is definitely a keeper (until it breaks of course) Then I'll buy a new one! A 20" 2002 Ride will ALWAYS be in my setup.

            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Good rock cymbal

            By TBone98

            from NC

            Comments about Paiste 2002 Ride Cymbal:

            Great bell. Looks great except for the huge size of the 24". I realize others may love that. Has the feel of a sheet cymbal, pretty thick and heavy in appearance, feel and sound. Great rock cymbal but that's about all. It's called medium-heavy and that describes it's sound pretty well. It has a near-ping ride sound with lots of overtones and moderate sustain. The biggest downside for me is a l-o-u-d, low-pitched undertone that almost overcomes the rest of the sound of the cymbal (from the drummer's throne at least, don't know about audience or recording). I got a great deal on mine new. Absolutely not worth the regular price IMHO.
            The bell on the 24" is the best I've ever heard or hit ... and I've had a bunch of mostly Zildjian rides in 46 years of playing. Looks good. Too big to be practical. The rest is pretty average.
            Looked perfect upon arrival unlike many high-end Zildjians that are flawed from the factory. The two 2002 crashes I got also arrived in perfect condition.
            Way too expensive for what you get. It's got the feel and sound (other than the great bell) of a really good, cheap sheet cymbal.

             
            5.0

            awesome ride!!!

            By Carrie Corbin

            from kansas

            Comments about Paiste 2002 Ride Cymbal:

            overall a good product and a good investment
            I got the 22in. one it is amazing its good for rock, blues rock like clutch, jazz, and it has an interesting crash sound as well dark but cool. Heavy.
            good quality. Heavy
            good value

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